Patience Marshall (Anson - > Campbell) and Veronica Fraley (Wakefield - > Clemson) have qualified to represent Team USA at the U20 Pan American Games! The two competed at this weekends USATF U20 National Championships in Miramar, Florida.
The U20 trials consist of high school athletes as well as college freshman who are born after January 1st 1999.
Marshall won win the U20 National Championship in the Shot Put getting a big throw on the board early with a 51-9.75 on her third attempt. She'd hold a 9 inch lead over Tedreauna Britt (Ole Miss) heading into the finals.
On Marshall's fifth attempt she threw a new personal best of 52-8 giving her a win by 20 inches over Britt whose best throw would be her 51-0.75 from her third attempt.
Event 17 Women Shot Put ==================================================================================== Comp# Name Year Team Finals Alternate ==================================================================================== Finals 1 #41 Patience Marshall Campbell 16.05m 52-08.00 FOUL 14.62m 15.79m 15.10m 16.05m FOUL 2 #166 Tedreauna Britt Ole Miss 15.56m 51-00.75 FOUL 14.04m 15.56m FOUL 15.15m FOUL 3 #5 Shelby Bigsby Albany (NY) 15.40m 50-06.25 14.74m 14.39m 14.81m 14.54m 15.40m 14.77m 4 #32 Ebonie Whitted Bowling Green 15.25m 50-00.50 14.87m 14.41m 13.99m 13.84m 15.25m 14.36m 5 #130 Amanda Schaare Michigan 14.44m 47-04.50 14.42m 12.99m 13.03m 14.23m 14.31m 14.44m 6 #49 Malin Smith Cincinnati 14.37m 47-01.75 14.25m 14.11m FOUL FOUL 14.37m 14.16m
Marshall swept the Indoor & Outdoor Shot Put as well at the Discus titles last year at the NCHSAA 2A State Championships. She'd hold personal best marks of 45-1 and 149-5. As a college freshman Marshall threw 47-10.5 and 164-9 winning Big South Conference Championships in both events and qualifying for NCAA Division I East Preliminaries in the Discus.
Yesterday Marshall had four legal throws, she fouled on her first and sixth attempt. All four of those throws broke her overall PR coming into the event as her personal best jumps from 47-10.5 all the way up to 52-8!
Marshall would throw 161-2 in the Discus to place 6th overall in the Discus capping off a strong weekend for the Campbell freshman.
Fraley would foul her first throw in the Discus, but would throw 162-5 on her second attempt, which would safely advance her to the finals. Her third throw would be her best of the competition of 167-9 which would put her in the lead going into finals.
After that she'd foul her next two throws, then threw 160-10 on her final attempt. Britt would takeover the lead from Fraley on her fourth attempt throwing 174-5 and would go on to win the event in 177-2.
Event 18 Women Discus Throw
==================================================================================== Top 8 to final; break ties Reorder after prelims World Jr: W 74.40m 1988 Ilke Wyludda, GDR American Jr: A 60.59m 6/15/2012 Shelbi Vaughan U20 Meet: M 60.59m 2012 Shelbi Vaughan, Texas HS Comp# Name Year Team Finals Alternate ==================================================================================== Finals 1 #166 Tedreauna Britt Ole Miss 54.01m 177-02 FOUL 50.91m FOUL 53.18m 49.22m 54.01m 2 #51 Veronica Fraley Clemson 51.15m 167-10 FOUL 49.50m 51.15m FOUL FOUL 49.03m 3 #382 Chelsea Wallace William & Mary 50.89m 166-11 43.30m 46.45m 48.49m FOUL 50.89m FOUL 4 #376 Makayla Kelby Washington 50.66m 166-02 47.78m FOUL 48.23m FOUL 50.66m FOUL 5 #187 Shelby Frank Ragnarok Ath 50.39m 165-04 45.50m 48.13m 45.57m 46.96m FOUL 50.39m 6 #41 Patience Marshall Campbell 49.13m 161-02 46.22m 49.13m 47.60m 47.59m 47.37m FOUL
Fraley had a good freshman year for Clemson with a seasons best of 173-7 in the Discus and 48-4.75 in the Shot Put. Fraley would rank 23rd in the NCAA East Prelims and would finish 22nd in the event. Top 12 advance to NCAAs. Fraley would also place 4th in the Discus at the ACC Championships this spring.
Fraley holds the North Carolina State Record in the Discus at 175-9 where she won the Penn Relays. Fraley was also the New Balance Nationals Champion in the event where she threw 169-4.
Both Marshall and Fraley will represent Team USA on the U20 team as they compete in San José, Costa Rica on July 19th to 21st at the Pan American U20 Championships.